Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 2 - 2021
Storytelling Method in Dental Health Education Towards the Students Knowledge Level at Sdn Pakis Viii Surabaya in 2020
Silvia Prasetyowati, Soesilaningtyas*, Isnanto and Silvia Dyah Permatasani
Department of Dental Nursing, Poltekkes Kemenkes Surabaya, Indonesia
*Corresponding Author: Soesilaningtyas, Department of Dental Nursing, Poltekkes Kemenkes Surabaya, Indonesia.
Received: October 22, 2020; Published: January 30, 2021


The dental health education approach is the way to communicate with the target when providing information. There are various choices of dental health education methods such as lectures, discussions, interviews, and storytelling. Based on the results of interviews with 10 students at Pakis VIII Surabaya Elementary School, their knowledge of oral health maintenance was included in the very low category, with the number of correct answers <40%. The problem in this study is the low level of knowledge about dental hygiene of students at SDN Pakis VIII Surabaya. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the storytelling method towards knowledge level of dental and oral hygiene maintenance of grade 4A students at SDN Pakis VIII Surabaya. This type of research is a Quasi Experiment with one group pretest-posttest design. Respondents in this study were all students of grade 4A at SDN Pakis VIII Surabaya, amounting to 37 students with 15 female students and 22 male students. The data collection method used a questionnaire. Data analysis techniques used the Wilcoxon Signed Rank test. The results of this study are an increase of knowledge in grade 4A students at SDN Pakis VIII Surabaya after being given dental health education using storytelling methods. It can be concluded that storytelling method is effective in increasing the knowledge level about dental and oral hygiene maintenance in grade 4A students of SDN Pakis VIII Surabaya.

Keywords: Storytelling; Dental Health Education; Knowledge


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